9 Aug


This is a book, I am hesitant to say ‘this is a story’ because there is no plot and not a hint of a conventional story line, about one hot summer night. But not just any night. It’s a tale about one night under a full moon where we, as readers, become voyeurs into the lives of several residents living in the same town who venture out after midnight.

Included under the spell is a mannequin, some dolls, loners, losers, lovers, dreamers, and the reader.

A night of revelations, random and unconnected; magical and mysterious. With slightly dark and whimsical creepiness, I found myself under that moon and in that hot summer night where the smell of cut grass and the tang of the ocean lulled me into a gentle imaginative consolation.

The vignettes, some only a page, others only a short sentence, led nowhere, and yet I couldn’t help myself, Millhauser put a spell on me.

Do yourself a favor and read this one by the light of the moon on a hot summer night.

Novella/Speculative fiction – 140 pages

First Vintage Contemporary soft cover edition

A division of Random House 2000/Originally published by Crown 1999


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